CARE Services

Survivors do not need to have contact with a Police Department to access services from the CARE Program. The CARE Program is a confidential agency that receives most of its referrals from local police departments, but all are welcome and services offered are free and confidential.

Some of the services that are offered include but are not limited to-

Seeking Safety

  • Assistance acquiring emergency shelter and transportation to that location
  • Developing a personalized safety plan
  • Providing guidance to achieve early lease termination
  • Providing additional safety measures

Navigating the Legal System

  • Accompaniment to court related appearances
  • Providing information on criminal or civil court cases
  • Obtaining a Personal Protection Order
  • Referrals to free legal representation

Accessing Community Resources

  • Advocating for housing and employment needs
  • Assisting with financial burdens through Crime Victim's Compensation and other financial assistance programs
  • Referrals to free and confidential counseling programs
  • Referrals to free legal representation

The CARE Program recognizes that every survivor faces unique challenges and we will do our best to provide assistance anytime we are able. If you are unsure of whether we offer a service, please call (517) 272-7436 to speak to an advocate. 

This program does not discriminate based on a person’s religion, race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, height, weight, disability, genetic information, or other legally protected class.